IMPORTANT UPDATE 10/31/18
As of 10/31/2018,
Topaz environment has been decommissioned. All of the relevant services have been migrated to eIACUC. To learn more about eIACUC, please click here.
Staff Updates 09/18:
The IACUC office is pleased to announce the addition of two new staff members, Walter “Guy” Wiles, and Tina Horton. We are excited for this opportunity to expand the resources of the IACUC office in order to provide a higher level of service to you, our customers. In this regard, there has been some reassignment of duties in regard to the primary responsibility of protocol processing assignments as indicated below.
Office staff designations for protocol submission assistance (By first initial of PI last name):
A-H: Carmen Nash
Phone: (404) 727-9735
I-O: Tiesha Murray
Phone: (404) 712-0731
P-T: Walter “Guy” Wiles IV
Phone: (404) 712-2033
U-Z: Tina Horton
Phone: (404) 727-4651
eIACUC Now Live for Campus Roll-out:
Starting March 27,
eIACUC Website: https://eiacucemory.huronresearchsuite.com
Login: user ID and password
Please note that details regarding project timelines, Emory-specific help
Emory eIACUC Project home page: http://www.iacuc.emory.edu/eIACUC_project/index.html. In
IACUC Adds Mandatory Training Requirements
The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the Animal Welfare Act, PHS Policy, and Emory’s PHS Assurance require that all personnel involved in the handling and experimental manipulation of animals are required to be adequately trained. Two areas of additional training
- CO2 Euthanasia of Rats and Mice: In response to a change of procedures regarding CO2 euthanasia in rats and mice in the AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2013 Edition, all personnel responsible for performing CO2 euthanasia of rats and mice must take additional training provided by the animal facilities on this procedure. The use of flowmeters is one of the new requirements. Please contact the training coordinators at the Division of Animal Resources at Yerkes (Jennifer McMillan) and on Main Campus (EU-DAR Training Program) for scheduling this training.
- Breeding Rats and Mice: In response to increasing cases of "near misses" and weanling deaths due to weaning practices, the IACUC created the policy "Weaning Rats and Mice" now in effect. This policy sets the standards of expectations of the IACUC when weaning. Along with this policy, all personnel responsible for maintaining breeding colonies of rats and/or mice must take additional training provided by the animal facilities on this procedure. Please contact the training coordinators at the Division of Animal Resources at Yerkes (Jennifer McMillan) and on Main Campus (EU-DAR Training Program) for scheduling this training.
For both of these new mandatory